Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 23, 2006

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899
Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest menís and womenís basketball teams continued their excellent play of late with a sweep of Jackson State Community College on Saturday afternoon in Jackson, Tennessee.

The menís team, which is currently ranked 18th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll, was led by Lester Hudsonís 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Saluqis defeated Jackson State 94-85. Other top performers for Southwest were Anthony Pigram (19 points), Greg Grimes (15 points, 9 rebounds), and Moraye Ivy (9 points, 8 rebounds). The win improved the Saluqisí record to 15-3 overall and 12-2 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association (TJCCAA).

Four Lady Saluqi players scored in double figures as the Southwest women defeated Jackson State 70-55. Imesia Jackson (12), Porshia Willis (11), Priscilla Campbell (11), and Tonya Walker (10) all scored at least ten points, while Gina High was the leading rebounder with a career-high 11 boards, all on the defensive end of the floor. Down 40-38 at the half, The Southwest women outscored Jackson State 32-15 in the second half while holding Jackson State to only 17 percent shooting from the field. The Lady Saluqis improved to 11-7 overall and 8-6 in the TJCCAA and have won seven of their last eight games.

Both teams return to action this weekend at the Verties Sails Gymnasium against Saint Catharine College on Friday night and Columbia State Community College on Saturday afternoon. Fridayís womenís game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. Saturdayís game times are 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).